Birgitta Ohlsson

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Birgitta Ohlsson
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Minister for European Union Affairs
Incumbent
Assumed office
2 February 2010
Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt
Preceded by Cecilia Malmström
Personal details
Born (1975-07-20) 20 July 1975 (age 39)
Linköping, Sweden
Political party Liberal People's Party
Spouse(s) Mark Klamberg
Alma mater Stockholm University

Eva Birgitta Ohlsson (born 20 July 1975) is a Swedish politician, currently serving as Minister for European Union Affairs in the Swedish government. She is a member of the Liberal People's Party.

Early life and education[edit]

Birgitta Ohlsson was born in Linköping, Östergötland County, Sweden.[1] She received her upper secondary (gymnasium) education at Katedralskolan in Linköping between 1991 and 1994.[1] Between 1994 and 1997 she studied political science, international relations and United Nations studies at Stockholm University.[1]

Career[edit]

Between 1997 and 1999 Ohlsson worked as an editorial writer for several liberal newspapers in Sweden, such as Sundsvalls Tidning, Vestmanlands Läns Tidning, Västerbottens-Kuriren and Dagens Nyheter.[1] Between 1999 and 2002 she was chair of the Liberal Youth of Sweden, the youth wing of the Liberal People's Party.[1]

In the 2002 general election Ohlsson was elected a member of the Swedish parliament, representing the Stockholm Municipality constituency.[1] In the parliament she served as a substitute to the Committee on the Labour Market (2002–2006) and the Committee on Foreign Affairs (2002–2004), and as a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs (2006–2010).[2] In the parliament she was also her party's spokesperson on foreign affairs.[1]

She has also held various voluntary assignments, such as chair of the Association of Liberal Students in Stockholm (1996–1998), deputy chair of Young European Federalists in Sweden (1998), member of the board of the Swedish International Liberal Centre (since 2001), chair of the Swedish Republican Association (2002–2005), deputy chair of the Sweden–Israel Friendship Association in Stockholm (2003–2005), member of the national board of the Liberal People's Party (since 2007) and chair of the Federation of Liberal Women (2007–2010).[1]

On 2 February 2010 Ohlsson was appointed as new Minister for European Union Affairs in the Swedish government, succeeding Cecilia Malmström.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Birgitta Ohlsson is married to Mark Klamberg, a Ph.D. and lecturer of international law at Stockholm University.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Birgitta Ohlsson - CV". Government of Sweden. 2 February 2010. Retrieved 5 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Birgitta Ohlsson (fp)". Parliament of Sweden. Retrieved 5 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Birgitta Ohlsson appointed new Minister for EU Affairs" (Press release). Government of Sweden. 2 February 2010. Retrieved 5 February 2010. 

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Erik Ullenhag
Chairperson of the Liberal Youth of Sweden
1999–2002
Succeeded by
Fredrik Malm
Political offices
Preceded by
Cecilia Malmström
Minister for European Union Affairs
2010–2014
Succeeded by
TBA